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like they promised to. and for a long time, i don't know what the latest numbers are, but for years, i know, and it's probably still true that the university of michigan was very high at least on the number of graduates that went into the peace corps. and they also used to do training here in the early years. they used this as a training spot. so, you know, there's a lot of ownership, let's say. >> members of the graduating class, my fellow americans, it is a great pleasure to be here tod today. >> we're in the university of michigan stadium. this is where president johnson announces the great society program which was his major plan for improving the country. he gave it at the 1964 commencement. it was may 22nd, six months after kennedy was shot. johnson had just been in office for his -- for six months and he would be running for election. his first time to be elected president. and this was seen by him and his staff as a good time to roll out this program that was going to be his touchstone of what he wanted to do with the presidency. and it would be a big audience. in fact it was a
it was the idea of the speech. the students here responded like they promised to. and for a long time, i don't know what the latest numbers are, but for years, i know and it's probably still true that the university of michigan we are in the university of michigan stadium. this is where president johnson announced the great society program. which was his major plan for improving the country. he gave it at the 1964 commencement. it was may 27th. six months after kennedy was shot. johnson had just been in office for six months and he would be running for election his first time to be elected president and this was seen by him and his staff as a good time to roll out the program that was going to be his touchstone of what he wanted to do -- do with the presidency and it would be a big audience, it was not just students faculty and parents, they had school kids from all over the state, all sorts of dignitaries came, and the whole place was filled. >> your imagination and your initiative and your indignation will determine whether we build a society where progress is the servant of our needs, or
the information. but we routinely do so on social networks. we also don't think about the fact that our google searches are tracked. and so i also write mystery books. i've looked at the white house. my google searches, if the fbi chose to look at them, would be very incriminating. i'm looking at different date rape drugs and things like that for my mysteriemysteries. people may sitting there with their computer think they're engaged in some secret activity, not knowing as if there's a big eyeball on the other end keeping track of the things you do. >> "i know who you are and saw what you did" author lori andrews monday on the communicators on c-span2. all weekend long, american history tv is joining our comcast cable partners to showcase the history of ann arbor, michigan. to learn more about our local content vehicles, visit c-span.org/local content. >>> in the decades before the civil war. therefore, it was extremely important to the citizens of this state in providing a way of looking at national, state and local issues as they affected slavely ri or as slavery affected them. in 1836, men,
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